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The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports

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"The Fastest two minutes in Sports"
First horse in 25 years to win the Triple Crown

After winning the Kentucky Derby in a record time, he set a world record for a mile-and-a-half distance on a dirt track at the Belmont Stakes.
Racing

10.6 billion

26.1 billion
The Economic study done by Deloitte Consulting LLP for the American Horse Council Foundation in 2005 The study documents the economic impact of the industry in terms of jobs and contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
There hasn't been a Triple Crown winner since 1978.
Only 11 horses have won it.
35 years since the last triple crown winner.
U.S. Horse racing
MAIN RACES IN THE U.S.
KENTUCKY DERBY
PREAKNESS STAKES
BELMONT STAKES
Kentucky
Maryland
New York
Direct impact on the Gross Domestic Product of the U.S.
$10.6 billion
Held annually since
“This Kentucky Derby, whatever it is—a race, an emotion, a turbulence, an explosion—is one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things I have ever experienced.”

—John Steinbeck
1875
Traditions
In 1904 the red rose became the official flower of the Kentucky Derby.
My Fave Race
2009's Mine That Bird
Drinks
Known as the "Run for the Roses"
History
"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung as the horses walk on to the Racetrack.
Fashion
Secretariat
Seattle Slew
Humble Beginnings
John Sikura, owner of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms,


"It was one of the great privileges to be around something great, a feeling that will likely never be duplicated," he said. "He was one in a million, and showed us that there is possibility in a game of impossibilities."
http://www.wagmag.com/a-horse-and-dog-show/
"The People's Horse"
The Mint Julep
Fresh mint sprigs
Bourbon whiskey
Powdered sugar
water and shaved ice
"Big Red"
A two-dollar win wager returned $103.20, making Mine That Bird the second-biggest upset winner in Kentucky Derby history
There's only one way to succeed at anything and that is to give it everything.
-Vince Lombardi
ESPN's 100 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century
1973
From the Huffington Post:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The cowboy and his horse beat them all. Four Hall of Fame trainers. The ruler of Dubai. Two very sentimental favorites. Trainer Bennie Woolley Jr. hitched Mine That Bird to the back of his pickup and drove to the Kentucky Derby from New Mexico. With an inspired ride on the rail from Calvin Borel, it all added up to one of the greatest upsets in 135 years of America's most famous horse race.


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